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dc.contributor.advisorTsaoussi, Aspasia
dc.contributor.authorZumalacárregui Martínez, Mónica
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T12:50:18Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T12:50:18Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11825/2422
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: Aristotle University of Thessalonikien_US
dc.description.abstractDue to the atrocities that resulted from the Nazi eugenic rhetoric, many states have been reluctant to implement policies that could be read as eugenics. However, the reality is that eugenic thought is still among us. In fact, with the advent of modern technologies, the ways in which the state influences women’s rights have become more subtle and sophisticated. We can no longer speak about forced sterilization in the terms that were used in the 19th and 20th centuries, but this study will show the alarming similarities between past rhetoric and current policies involving Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive methods (LARCs). In particular, this paper will analyze the Dutch proposal that has been submitted calling for forced contraception for unfit mothers, a measure that is supposed to safeguard the best interests of the child and prevent vulnerable parenthood. Furthermore, this paper will attempt to establish whether the proposal’s intentions are legitimate and its means valid, or whether it entails latent eugenics. The methodology used will consist of a historical and comparative approach of the eugenic practices of the 20th century and their evolution—particularly, in the USA—to highlight the worrying similarities between past and present attitudes and logics.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2020/2021;
dc.subjectThe Netherlandsen_US
dc.subjectchildren rightsen_US
dc.subjectmotherhooden_US
dc.subjectcontraceptionen_US
dc.subjectbioethicsen_US
dc.subjectgeneticsen_US
dc.titleInvoluntary soft sterilization for ‘unfit mothers’: Best interests of the child or latent eugenics? A historical comparative approach to the Dutch Law proposal and its legitimationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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